Three hospitalized in house fire on Lloyd St. in Hamilton

Lloyd St. near Gage and Lottridge

Three people, including one firefighter, have been taken to hospital after a fire at a home on Lloyd St.

A structure fire was reported in the home near Barton St. and Gage Ave. around 5 a.m. Thursday.

The fire was on the second floor of the two-and-a-half storey home.

Fire officials say two people in the home were rescued by firefighters and taken to hospital.

One firefighter, who helped in the rescue, was taken to hospital for a heat-related injury.

Five other people were able to get out of the house themselves.

The fire was reported to be under control before 6:30 a.m.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called.

Damage is estimated at around $250,000.

The Red Cross has been called in to help the displaced residents.